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Important Decision Issued in Favor of Rothwell Figg Client Dentsply Sirona in Dispute Involving Revolutionary Endodontic Technology

June 23, 2020PDF

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Judge Joseph Bataillon of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico issued an important decision in favor of Rothwell Figg client Dentsply Sirona, Inc (“DSI”) in a dispute involving four patents covering revolutionary advances in endodontic file technology.

In the lawsuit, DSI charged Defendants Edge Endo, LLC and US Endodontics LLC with infringing four patents’ licensed to DSI, including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,882,504, 8,932,056, 9,351,803, and 9,801,696. The Court held on summary judgment that three claims (one from each of three asserted patents) are both infringed by the EdgeTaper Encore product and valid. The Court also rejected Edge’s effort to dismiss DSI’s willful infringement claim.

DSI has already been successful in getting the PTAB to deny institution of four IPR petitions filed by Edge Endo challenging each of the four asserted patents. You can read more about that here.

The case is scheduled to go to trial in the District of New Mexico before a jury on August 17, 2020.

The team from Rothwell Figg representing DSI are Steve Lieberman, Rachel Echols, Eric Blatt, and Caitlin Wilmot, along with Doug Baker of Atkinson, Baker & Rodriguez, P.C.

The victory was covered by IP Law360 in an article dated June 24, 2020. The article can be found here, or by clicking the PDF icon above.